Rackets at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

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Men's singles rackets
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Dates April 27–29
Competitors 6 from 1 nation
1st, gold medalist(s) Evan Noel  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Henry Leaf  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Jacob Astor  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Henry Brougham  Great Britain
Rackets at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Racquets pictogram.svg
Singles men
Doubles men

The men's singles competition was one of two rackets events held as part of the Rackets at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.



Place Name Nation
1 Evan Noel  Great Britain
2 Henry Leaf  Great Britain
3 John Jacob Astor  Great Britain
Henry Brougham  Great Britain
5 Vane Pennell  Great Britain
6 Cecil Browning  Great Britain


First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 Noel (GBR) 3  
 Browning (GBR) 1      Noel (GBR) 3  
         Pennell (GBR) 0  
           Noel (GBR) 3  
           Astor (GBR) 0  
           Noel (GBR) w/o1
           Leaf (GBR)  
           Leaf (GBR) 3  
           Brougham (GBR) 0  

1 Leaf broke his hand in the doubles competition and was forced to withdraw from the final; Noel was awarded the gold medal.


  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Racquets 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 3 May 2006.